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‘Puppy Love’ and other songs of summer

As the season slowly turns to autumn (with only occasional showers to alter the schedule), largely pleasant weather has allowed a variety of outdoor activities on Penn College’s main campus. Among recent happenings were the Office of Student Engagement’s “Peace, Love and Wildcats” music festival (Sunday in the Rose Street Commons Courtyard) and Counseling Services’ annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” ice-breaker on the PDC lawn on Monday.

– Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer (unless otherwise noted)

When it comes to campus visibility, the Wildcat chalks the walk!
When it comes to campus visibility, the Wildcat chalks the walk!

Plenty of room to spread out on "The Commons"
Plenty of room to spread out on “The Commons”

With a first name that destined him for musical talent, Dylan Casale adds to the day's entertainment.
With a first name that destined him for musical talent, Dylan Casale adds to the day’s entertainment.

A caricaturist proves a popular draw ...
A caricaturist proves a popular draw …

... while, in another souvenir activity, attendees were encouraged to weave floral crowns.
… while, in another souvenir activity, attendees were encouraged to weave floral crowns.

Walter, a soft-coated wheaten terrier (and acknowledged bundle of hugs) greets guests with owner Katie L. Mackey, assistant director of disability services.
Walter, a soft-coated wheaten terrier (and acknowledged bundle of hugs) greets guests with owner Katie L. Mackey, assistant director of disability services.

Drew R. Potts, assistant professor of civil engineering technology, and Winnie share a "golden" moment with a student.
Drew R. Potts, assistant professor of civil engineering technology, and Winnie share a “golden” moment with a student.

Students were invited to share something that their pets taught them, generating two display boards of fun, thoughtful and poignant wisdom. Among the valuable advice on display in the Counseling Services Office (CC, Room 204): "The best self-care is napping and snacks," "Find your square of sunshine," "Always make time for throwing the ball," "Love can come in many shapes and sizes," and – from a feline friend – "It's OK to be moody sometimes." (Photo by counselor/faculty member Linda L. Locher)
Students were invited to share something that their pets taught them, generating two display boards of fun, thoughtful and poignant wisdom. Among the valuable advice on display in the Counseling Services Office (CC, Room 204): “The best self-care is napping and snacks,” “Find your square of sunshine,” “Always make time for throwing the ball,” “Love can come in many shapes and sizes,” and – from a feline friend – “It’s OK to be moody sometimes.” (Photo by counselor/faculty member Linda L. Locher)

A playful pair makes its presence known.
A playful pair makes its presence known.

No strangers to the event, now in its 11th year, are Noelle B. Bloom and Lily, the Yorkshire terrier. Bloom is assistant director of Dining Services.
No strangers to the event, now in its 11th year, are Noelle B. Bloom and Lily, the Yorkshire terrier. Bloom is assistant director of Dining Services.

As if dogs weren't enough of a treat ... there was ice cream, too!
As if dogs weren’t enough of a treat … there was ice cream, too!